Monthly Archives: September 2010

Matt Lollar Photography

I love good photography.

A good photo often inspires me and I’d love to be good at it. While I like to dabble, I certainly don’t have the necessary skills quite yet, but one guy who really does is Sheffield based Matt Lollar, who has recently taken his hobby to a new level and become a full time photographer.

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New York, pre 9/11

As I wrote about within my last post, I recently visited New York and on my return I came across a few old photos I took from my previous trip to the city, two weeks before the World Trade Centre attacks in 2001.

These were all taken with my old Pentax MZ-50 camera and developed in the darkrooms at Somerset College of Arts & Technology while I was completing the final year of my degree, and I thought it’d be worth showing them for posterity! Some, particularly ones of the World Trade Centre, are pretty mindblowing and sobering. All photos are copyright Owen Jones.

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New York, New York

‘The streets will make you feel brand new . . .’

I don’t know if you’ve been to New York before but it really is something else. I can’t claim to be an expert but I had been once before, in August 2001, and was fortunate to be able to visit again this August. As far as visual culture is concerned, Manhattan really opens your eyes and invigorates your senses. Towering skyscrapers looming over you on all sides, Art Deco architecture and styling, 5th Avenue with its world famous designer shopping, the über-trendy fashion district, Broadway and its glamour and glitz, numerous museums and galleries and, of course, Times Square with its flashing lights, billboards and fascia advertising to name just a selection!

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Book delivery

I’ve just returned from the unveiling of a book I designed called “Sebby, Passion for Life”. Great to see it in the flesh after lots of hard work! I’ll be getting some file copies and getting some shots for my folio soon hopefully – keep an eye open for it.

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Monogram Tattoo

Owen Jones Design goes international!

Anna Tattoo USA

Earlier this year I was approached with an exciting cross-Atlantic project. Having come across my work through a Google search, a young lady called Anna from Connecticut, USA emailed me asking me to design a monogram tattoo for her and her husband to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary.

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